Thrice And Circa Survive Bring Soul To DMV

@ The Filmore on Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m.


Thrice guitarist, Teppei Teranishi, exudes a contagious enthusiasm when describing his band’s upcoming Now. 16 show at The Filmore in Silver Spring, MD. “The audience will experience a lineup of bands which work extraordinarily well together; the entire package is strong,” he says.

Indeed, Thrice , Circa Survive, Chon and Balance and Composure offer fans the rock and roll star power of post hardcore veterans and alternative rock’s up and coming power performers. The first two, comprising the former, plan to deliver a mix of tracks spanning their long, prolific careers.

To the delight of its fans, Thrice is back from a three-year hiatus. Last year’s album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, received critical acclaim. Teranishi attributes this to the band’s recognition of the past and its “reflections of the band members’ current feelings and thoughts.” “We are seasoned humans,” he continues, “and every album is accurate in terms of where we find ourselves in our music and our lives.”

I know exactly what he means. Listening to the almost hypnotic movement of To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, I sense that the band’s characteristic grit and energy has been skillfully filtered through a lens of wistful nostalgia and soulful wisdom. Songs like Black Honey and Hurricane show a band that after a 20-year trajectory has landed exactly where it is meant to be.’

Don’t miss Thursday night’s show, a pre-holiday package sure to energize and uplift one’s spirit.

Leanne Tankel studied poetry writing as a UC Berkeley undergraduate and was fortunate enough to work with the inimitable Thom Gunn. She earned her M.A. in Creative Writing at Boston University, where she held a teaching fellowship. Currently, she is writing prose, and her manuscript, Broken Hallelujah: notes from a marriage, was a 2011 short-list finalist for the Santa Fe Literary Awards program. Leanne lives with her husband, three sons, and two pugs in Northern Virginia.